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Jan 10, 2013 8:00pm PST
us. >> thanks for having me on. >> cenk: when we come back, president obama's new pick for secretary treasury. do i like it? well we've got a guest on who's an expert on it. good pick or bad pick, we'll discuss when we come back. >> all the talk about deficit reduction, making sususususususususususususususususususususususususususususususu before the sneeze, help protect with a spray. before the tissue, help defend with a wipe. before the cold & flu season help prevent with lysol. because when you have 10 times more protection with each hand wash... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house with each spray... those healthy habits start to add up. this season, a good offense is the best defense and lysol has your family covered because that's our mission for health. >> i never noticed jack's signature, and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. thank you very much,
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
meets with president obama today. >>> well, there's new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to a justice department investigation obtained by nbc news, two u.s. drug enforcement agents facilitated a sexual encounter between a prostitute and secret service agent just days before president obama's sit in april. the findings revealed the agents tried to destroy incriminating evidence. the case has been referred to the dea. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has desclared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. the real misery, that's coming from flooding. much of the state has been soaked by a slow-moving storm system. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. former republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan might be in or out of the 2016 presidential race. congressman ryan told the wisconsin state journal that for now, quote, i've decided not to decide. >>> ohio governor john kasich held a photo op thursday with some cute puppies. he signed a bi
WETA
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
, the man who will lead president obama's new economic team was formally nominated today. the announcement came this afternoon, the latest in a series of major cabinet changes. >> one reason jack has been so effective in this town is because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than t.v. cameras. >> brown: with that, the president introduced his nominee to be the next secretary of the treasury, jack lew, the man he made his chief of staff, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domestic policy advisor to house speaker tip o'neill in the 1980's, and negotiated with the reagan white house on so
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
putting anybody in it -- in a position. >> that is president obama talking about his new treasury secretary. president obama introduced him nominee jack lew. he served as white house chief of staff. he has experience working on balancing budgets during the clinton an illustration. he will replace treasury secretary timothy geithner our who led the department to the economic turmoil of the first term. investigating emergency 911 calls during last june. pretty harsh words tonight. verizon and other phone carriers. the federal communication commission says large scale 911 outages occurred because the company did not follow their own safety procedures. four states lost their 911 service. they are calling for backup power plants and audits of the 911 circuits. now, a fairfax county team who is battling brain cancer received a super surprise, a trip to the super bowl. that is in new orleans. this story tonight, he was there when a young man who tends the high school found out about the surprise. >> these are the shirts folks were wearing. what they did not know is there was much more to
Current
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
reform in this new congress? >> you know what is the biggest gift to president obama for immigration reform, the election. the election. because i'm sorry, when i heard that sean hannity was open to immigration reform, i wasn't sure if i was on that episode of "seinfeld" where everything was in bizarro world. we've crossed over into a new america. immigration reform is no long arrest pipe dream. it's likely going to happen because mainly latinos will determine the future of the electorate. governor jeb bush who was talking about my home state of texas and said it was possible that texas could go blue. jeb bush said it was possible if the republicans don't engage on the issue of immigration reform and evolve. i really think there is a chance of getting it done. look he fired a warning shot a couple of days ago with this waiver to the department of homeland security if you guys won't work with me, i'll work around you right? for those of you who don't know those undocumented immigrants who have a spouse, a child, a parent who is an american citizen don't have to go back to their home c
PBS
Jan 10, 2013 4:30pm PST
. president obama taps a new warrior for the debt ceiling fight. he chooses jacob lew to be the 76th u.s. secretary of the treasury. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. uncle sam wants to make sure you can afford that home loan before you buy. new rules to protect consumers from bad mortgage lenders are on their way. >> susie: and, we look at whether new year's resolutions, to lose weight, can pump up your portfolio. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving judgment. darren gersh has more on this pivotal player. >> reporter: the president introduced his pick for treasury secretary as a man who gets tough jobs done. and one of those jobs will be protecting programs the presidensupports. >> as the son of a polish immigrant, as a man of
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> secretary panetta, in addition -- walnuts. >> clinton meets with president obama today. >>> there's new information about last year's secret service scandal involving prostitutes in colombia. according to an investigation by nbc news two u.s. drug enforcement agents facilitated a meeting between a prostitute and an agent. the findings reveal the agents tried to destroy incriminating information that led to the incident. the case has been referred to the deo. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has declared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. security cameras at an industrial plant caught a glimpse of a tornado that tore through plaquemines that used roof damage. but the real damage has come from flooding. much of the state has been soaked by a slow-moving storm system. >>> and speaking of storms for a look at your weather here dylan dreyer. good morning. >> thanks. that's the problem, it's so slow-moving, that's why we're seeing so many flooding issues in areas of louisiana down into mississippi now, eventually, that is going to start moving into
Current
Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
his new treasury secretary, jack lew. jack lew who has one thing in common with president obama's last three presidential nominations, john kerry, chuck hagel and john brennan they are all white males. does the president have a diversity problem? hey, we'll get into that. afterall, he is the first african-american president. but first the latest out in los angeles, here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden continues his talks on gun control today. he's meeting at 2:15 this afternoon with representatives from the video gaming community along with researchers who study the effects of simulated violence on young kids. last night's meeting with the hollywood entertainment industry went relatively well according to representatives at the meeting. they said the industry appreciates being included in the dialogue and looks forward to doing its part in seeking meaningful solutions. it still is not quite clear though what more washington can do to force tv shows and movies to temper the viole
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 2:30am PST
participate in a joint news conference this afternoon. >>> president obama is now on his lookout for his next chief of staff after nominating jack lew to replace timothy geithner at the treasury department. the president called the move bittersweet but insisted his loss will be the nation's gain. >> over the years, he's built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of both parties and forge principaled coprincipal -- principled compromises. jack has my trust. i know i'm not alone in that. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> during yesterday's announcement, both lew and president obama poked fun at the media attention surrounding his loopy signature. >> you've been a friend and colleague for many years. actually, decades. the american people are better off for your outstanding service. and you know, i thought i knew you pretty well, but it was only yesterday that i discovered we both share a common challenge with penmanship. >> i had never noticed jack's signature. when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> thanks, soledad. stories we're watching in the "newsroom" new cracks in the divisive gun control debate, has the white house pushed the big players further from the negotiating table. >>> remarks haunting this evangelical pastor, he's pulling out of president obama's inauguration. >>> bernie kosar has new hope after struggling from effects of concussions, the treatments he calls ground-breaking. >>> it looks like a wall of fire but the sky is not burning, it is a spectacular storm. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new questions on the white house's search for ideas to curb gun violence in america. president obama vowed to bring together the vastly divided interests in the gun control debate. today those sides seem more polarized than ever. the nation's largest gun lobby the nra is angry and apparently backing away from the conversation, says the white house isn't really interested in a dialogue. >> we knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapons ban it, is, he said no w
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
president obama and hamid karzai's live news conference. wolf blitzer will anchor special cover annuage at 1:00 p.m. east time. >>> better news this morning about the flu. cnn's elizabeth cohen got a look at new numbers out from the cdc, numbers set to officially be released later today. the number of cases are actually down with 24 states reporting high levels of flu last week, compared to 29 the week before. however, there were two more pediatric deaths, bringing the total to 20 and by pediatric deaths we mean children of course. in chicago, flu patients are overwhelming the city's already strained hospitals though with still quite the outbreak there. here's cnn's ted rowlands. >> no nausea at this point. >> reporter: deborah cross started feeling sick on monday, three days later she ended up in the emergency room at cook county hospital in chicago, where it was so busy, she had to wait four hours to be seen. >> decided to be safe and come here make sure that everything was okay. >> reporter: several hospitals in chicago this week were forced to reject patients for several hou
CBS
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
arms. >> president obama will likely reveal new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. among them, may include a ban on assault weapons and a national gun database. >>> looks like california's budget nightmare may finally be over for a while. we have gone from a $25 billion deficit to a slight surplus. governor brown rolled out his spending proposal today. it includes a general fund of $97.7 billion. it features an increase in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times for so long it really is a new era. this is a governor who repeatedly has talked about fiscal discipline, even when things are starting to look good for california this year. so his message today is that that deficit may be gone but we still have a wall of debt to pay back from the hard years. and the biggest winner of his proposed budget plan, k-12 schools. after years of cuts, they are going to get $2.7
LINKTV
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
washington. the obama administration has reportedly set its expectations low for passage of a new assault weapons ban in congress despite a change in national consciousness in the aftermath of last month's newtown shooting massacre. the new york times is reporting the white house has decided it will be exceedingly difficult for the ban to make it to president obama's desk, leading administration aides to develop other gun control rules that would draw bi-partisan support. the alternatives include universal background checks, more government research on gun violence. the white house is also reportedly considering a $50 million effort to fund the placement of hundreds of police officers and new surveillance equipment in public schools, a move that would resemble the national rifle association's call for armed guards in every school. news of the proposals comes as vice-president joe biden hosted gun industry representatives at the white house on thursday as part of his ongoing task force on u.s. gun violence. in his remarks, biden vowed to issue its recommendation to president obama
CBS
Jan 11, 2013 1:35am EST
obama by next tuesday. >>> there are new details about a shootings at a rural california high school. police say a 16-year-old student walked into taft high armed with a shotgun. he shot one student, fired at another, and missed, then a teacher and student supervisor talked him into giving up his weapon. tonight that wounded student is in critical but stable condition, and according to the cops, the student had planned the attack and targeted students he felt had bullied him for more than a year. >> it goes without saying to stand there and face someone that has a shotgun, who has already discharged it and shot a student, that speaks volumes to these two young men. >> teachers and other staffers had attended a safety drill less than two hours before the shooting happened. the gun used in that shooting belonged to the gunman's brother. >>> new tonight, a judge has ruled there is enough evidence to bring james holmes to trial. he is charged with shooting up a colorado movie theater last summer in aurora, killing 12 people inside. the judge says prosecutors have established probable cau
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
pushback right now against the obama administration today on the possibility of new federal gun regulations. welcome to "america live," happy friday, i 'm megyn kelly. as they are set to old a gun appreciation day this month, more and more people are looking at keeping uncle sam's hands off their weapons. eight states here, have laws exempting guns with federal regulations so long as they're within the state's border. some in wyoming want to go further, considering a fill making any federal gun regulation after january of this year, unenforceable if it bans or restricts ownership of semi automatic guns and magazines. or if it requires guns and accessories to be registered. cries stirewalt is our fox news digital power play editor and power play live. so wyoming sort of sending a message to washington, we don't care what you do. things are going to stay the way they are here in wyoming and not only that, but if you pass some law banning semi automatic guns and magazines and try and arrest somebody, we're going to arrest you, and charge you with a felony. chase going on here? >> w
CBS
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
are glad they got here before the vaccine ran out and the flu set in. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >>> president obama meets afghan president hamid karzai this morning at the white house. the role with the u.s. and afghanistan will likely be the agenda. last night he met with secretary of state hillary clinton. earlier he met with defense secretary leon panetta. panetta says the coalition has advanced to the last chapter of the war and that he and karzai made very good progress on key issues. >>> reaction to jack lew's nomination to be the next secretary treasurer is predictably falling along party lines. most agree lew will be confirmed by the senate. president obama officially nominated him yesterday. he's currently chief of staff. he said he trust lew's friendship and values his judgment. we'll take a quick break on a friday morning. >>> coming up on the "morning news," life follows art. a snake on a plane clings to a wing on a frigid two-hour flight. we'll find out if there's a hollywood ending when we come back on the "morning news." people don't realize that taxes and health care are connected. the af
FOX Business
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
from new york. spiezio president obama is now nominating jack lew to replace timothy geithner. welcome, everybody. let's just say this president loved the movie and it ended there. this president's cabinet is a far cry from that president's cabinet. again confirming it is more loaded with inside the box than outside the box. forget john kerry and chuck hagel. think of a time when a president surrounded himself with meaningful people. i'm not saying that jack lew doesn't deserve to be the secretary. but he's just not a lincolnesque choice. a president who dared to break the mold. >> is asking the world that they are up to the task? let's ask john layfield and chris stirewalt and myra weinstein. it did hearken back to a time when lincoln was very comfortable with the cabinet. what happened to those days? >> one of the things that has happened is we don't do much with cabinets anymore. they are there for photo ops. outside, there are a couple of key spots in defense justice. the president isn't engaged and he was back and forth for pictures. the other part is that for the president we hav
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
breaking news. president obama and afghan president hamid karzai wrapping up the joint news conference after a series of meetings at the white house. they focused on the u.s. role in afghanistan beyond next year and one of the key announcements we just heard, afghan forces will take the lead of providing security throughout the country this spring and u.s. forces will move to what the president referred to as a support role for training and support. joining me, david sanger for "the new york times" and author of "confront and conceal." also with us, nbc's atiya bowi. thank you both for joiningo us. the president saying that it's time to accelerate the u.s. role, shifting to a support role as a result of achievements and i guess goals reached in afghanistan. >> that's true. they did announce that today but that's something that's been discussed behind the scenes in afghanistan for sometime now with the nato commanders in kabul. they have said for sometime that by mid-2013, it does seem they brought it back a bit to spring of 2013 wanting all of afghanistan transitioned in to afghan hand
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 12:00am PST
everyone. i'm susie gharib. president obama taps a new warrior for the debt ceiling fight. he chooses jacob lew to be the 76th u.s. secretary of the treasury. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. uncle sam wants to make sure you can afford that home loan before you buy. new rules to protect consumers from bad mortgage lenders are on their way. >> susie: and, we look at whether new year's resolutions, to lose weight, can pump up your portfolio. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am EST
. >> president obama formally announces his nomination for treasury secretary. hear what the commander-in- chief had to say d.c. police are investigating their first murder of the new year. officers say an adult male was fatally stabbed a thursday afternoon. after an argument on alabama avenue in the southeast. police are searching for the suspect. we're learning more about an officer charged with sexually abusing a young girl. officer wendel palmer allegedly abused the girl while he was youth choir director at a southeast d.c. church run by his family. the victim says that he would have the rest of the choir go away but had perce a behind said it -- so he could perform sexual acts on her. his neighbors say they are stunned. >> cannot imagine somebody like him doing what he has been accused of. he has always been just a good neighbor. >> palmer is now suspended from the force. a judge ordered him to remain in jail until a hearing next week. >> defense secretary leon panetta is preparing for drastic budget cuts in case congress cannot reach an agreement on final spending plans. he says the
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
topics as president obama prepares to hold a news conference minutes from now live from the white house. good day. i am andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault w
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 1:00am PST
? >> i would push for this to be our next president. shoe over barack obama. >> bill: also tonight jesse watters on new year's eve nuttiness. >> we just saw lady gaga. >> are you kidding me? >> we just saw lady gaga. >> are you freaking kidding me? >> ms. megyn kelly on forking almost a million dollars to a convicted killer to have a sex change operation. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. are we seeing president obama's big power grab? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. have you noticed subtle change in the president's demeanor? he was always a cocky guy. now he has a new edge to him. almost dismissive of opposing points of view. example on the gun control issue where the president will have a very hard time in the house. vice president biden said this. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders or executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. but we are compiling it all with the help of the attorney genera
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> ambassador, "the new york times" reported today that when considering troop levels, obama asked advisers to basically ask themselves one question. is such a force necessary to carry out the narrow counterterrorism objective and training mission the u.s. envisions for post-war afghanistan? when you look around the world at where we are and where we are not, we are not in syria, we are going in to mali to counterterrorism and al qaeda there, is it safe to say that his plans for afghanistan are essentially the plans for his entire foreign policy, that we'll be focusing primarily now on narrow ct operations? >> no doubt that the president has wanted to get out of afghanistan, the american people want to get out of afghanistan. there's bipartisan support to pull the plug, to basically pivot towards asia. it's been the doctrine, the obama dk trin to essentially accomplish the goal of getting american troops off the ground in middle east and allies in asia to take a more cohesive role in the defense of american interests in the far east. an it's going to be hard to play that out. in ye
FOX Business
Jan 10, 2013 10:00pm EST
membership has soared by about 100,000 new members in just over two weeks. we will be taking up the obama assault on the second amendment with his presidential power, by talking with trey gowdy and peter jensen. also tonight, a live report on big news out of washington. president obama officially nominating jack lew to head up the treasury department. shannon bream handles that for us. we will take an in-depth look at what has become an epidemic in this country. doctor robbie ludwig joins us on the psychology of what is a culture. what some call human graffiti. and secretary geithner not winning resounding support from republicans despite the fact that is budget director in the clinton administration, he presided over three straight balanced budgets. shannon bream has our report. reporter: >> i cannot think of a better person to continue then jack lew. reporter: president obama signaling plans to continue by nominating jack lew. he has handled a string of issues that has impacted the economy. >> he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. for all the talk out there about deficit red
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 2:35am EST
opposing new gun laws. in fact, gun rights were expanded in president obama's first term, as carrying firearms was made legal in national parks and on amtrak. and since the connecticut school shooting, the nra has added 100,000 new members. in a written statement, the nra said it was disappointed with the biden meeting, adding, we will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals. all the talk of new restrictions has sparked a run on gun sales. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> not a shocker there. the white house and nra do not see eye to eye on the issue. now a battle is shaping up in congress. keep in mind, when they passed the assault weapons ban in 1994, democrats controlled the house and it still passed by that mump. now it's a republican controlled house, so no matter what they put on the table come tuesday, this thing has miles to go and it's going to be an uphill battle. >> i think that's right. but if there were ever a time for this to pass, i think now is the time. and what's clear is the white house has indicated that the newtown f
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
charges. and prosecutors will decide if they will seek the death penalty. clayton sandell, abc news, aurora, colorado. >>> also, new details this morning about the secret service prostitution scandal ahead of president obama's visit to colombia last year. a justice department report found three drug enforcement administration agents had paid for sexual services. now, two of those agents hired a prostitute for a visiting secret service supervisor. the agents used their d.e.a. blackberries to arrange the encounters and later tried to delete the information. >>> and after a voft visit to the pentagon yesterday, hamid karzai meets at the white house today with president obama. the u.s. drawdown in afghanistan through next year is on the top of the agenda in all of karzai's meetings. leon panetta said, the u.s. is in, quote, the last chapter of the afghan war. >>> here's something you don't see every day, snow blanketing the holy land. it was the biggest snowstorm in jerusalem in 20 years. all of the city's holiest sites were covered with several inches. eight people were killed this wee
KCSMMHZ
Jan 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assisting of forces in afghanistan, and the second being targeting terrorists. how exactly they will achieve the goals, new details of potential troop numbers. those of the numbers everyone are waiting for. obama, it was very important for him to point out the nature of the mission was joining from combat to a mission that was purely a sustained, advising, and training. that tells us they're very eager to draw down as quickly as possible. >> what has been controversial in the talks today? >> it is all about trust and control. they do not trust president karzai. there's a feeling that he says one thing and then does another. that is always a problem. on the other hand, it is about controlling money, troops, missions. he is not happy about how nato and the americans conduct emissions and raids. o
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
reaction to new prospects for tighter gun control. president obama met today with afghan leader hamid karzai insisting starting this spring there will be historic change on the ground, troops shifting to support role. different training, advising, shifting afghan courses. cdc says the flu outbreak is epidemic. cdc says influenza is widespread in 47 states. 20 children died. no count of adult deaths yesterday. friday, lightning round. "special report" starts at 6:00. now "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: love beyonce. if there is one thing "the five" knows about is apologies. listen. >> are we on? sorry, sorry. i took a cheap shot before. they are wonderful excellent people. it apologize, guys. sorry you're so upset. >> i'm sorry. >> dana: bob is not alone. apologies are being demanded and offered everybody time we turn around. this big one is espn apologizing for brent musberger comment for miss alabama. she wasn't offended and it turns out she will get to be on strait of hormuon "sports il" >> kimberly: why not? capitalize on it. sweet lady. nice boyfriend. wish them the best. now is her
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am EST
shut down overnight but the exit to the mall is blocked off. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> today will likely be a crucial day for the future of afghanistan. president obama will sit down with president hamid karzai. the leaders will discuss the u.s.'s role there when the war ends next year. it will be the first face-to-face meeting since president obama was re-elected. karzai had dinner last night with secretary of state hillary clinton. the meal came after the two had a private meeting. they also discussed the future of afghanistan, including preparations for that country's elections next year. >>> the death toll continues to climb in a series of bombings across pakistan. at least 120 people were killed in the blast yesterday. 81 of them died in two explosions at a billiards hall in a shia neighborhood in ket a. a sunni militant group with ties to the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. human rights groups are criticizing pakistan's government for not doing more to protect its shiite population. more than 400 were killed in pakistan last year. >>> joe biden's gun contr
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am EST
. when you thought it was safe for there to be at least one obama nominee, there's a new voice vowing to block jack lew, coming up we'll have an opportunity to speak with bernie sanders liberal leaning independent who says lew is wrong for america's middle tax. >>> john boehner inviting president obama to deliver the state of the u.n. i don't address to the joint congress february the 12th. a couple of weeks away. >>> president obama is meetinging with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house. how many u.s. troops should stay in afghanistan after 2014, if any at all. we'll talk more about that. >>> plus, the flu, now widespread in nearly all 50 states and even if you did not get vaccinated. there's a chance you could still get sick? we'll bring you the details. >>> the big question of you, do you think the hollywood and gaming industry will be as on stin at as the nra when it comes to finding solutions to gun violence? sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 12:35am PST
news. let's get political. president obama recently came under fire from republicans over the lack of diversity in his cabinet. then obama said, "you guys know i'll be there, too, right?" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] speaking of the president, obama's nominee for treasury secretary, jack lew, is facing criticism because his signature, which will appear on the dollar bill, is completely illegible. look at his signature. this is real. [ laughter ] in response lew is, like, "i will fix this, or my name isn't --" [ laughter ] have you guys heard about this al roker story? i don't know what -- i guess this week he admitted to pooping his pants at the -- i'm not joking about this. he admitted -- [ light laughter ] he admitted to pooping his pants at the white house. [ light laughter ] a true story. he really did. after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. i guess he pooped his pants. [ light laughter ] that's just awful. but he's got it under control now, i guess. but a lot of people are shocked. but we got a hold of his weekly to-do list and it seems like this is something he sort of
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
cabinet posts and hasn't finished naming its second-term team. still, some women say team obama could still use some of those binders full of women. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there's news out of the world of sports. we learned today former nfl star linebacker, junior seau, who committed suicide at the age of 43 last may had the same brain condition diagnosed in at least two former nfl players who also took their own lives. seau's family asked that his brain tissue be analyzed after his death. test results from the national institutes of health show he had a brain disease called cte, caused by repeated blows to the head. symptoms can include memory loss, aggression and depression. >>> now to a life or death struggle that has captured attention around the world. 11 whales trapped under the ice, running out of breathing room. and just as a rescue mission was ramping up, something unexpected took place. it's all happening way up in remote northern quebec. and nbc news chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has our report. >> this is a scene of beauty and
LINKTV
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the political aspects and obama. under lew and his new incarnation of a while back as omb head for obama, i have a piece that talks about how omb under obama sounds almost exactly like the tea party. it adopts all of their rubric about these terrible social programs, these terrible safety net, and how it is going to imperil our nation and what we need to do is be balancing the budget. in other words, austerity. had obama succeeded in following lew's recommendation in july 2011 when there were trying to negotiate the so-called grand bargain, which is really the grand the trail of the safety net, unemployment in july 2011 was 9.1%. austerity in the united states would have done just what it did in europe. unemployment would have surged. all through 2012, the election year, unemployment would have been going up well above 10%, quite possibly into the 11% or 12% range, which is where it is in europe. obama would have been toast. he would have been crushed in the election. the democrats would have lost control of the senate and such. and these folks, even today, are climbing the fai
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 1:00am EST
their legs to get frisked at the senate. when he ran with president obama the idea of the obama candidacy was to get washington past it's partisan warfare. that new kind of politics has lead to many successes. it has not led to less partisanship. the one part that has been a bright spot in cutting deals and getting a working relationship is this old school senate drenched back room dealing. in a funny way it has worked in this new bitter era. >> karen, it looks like we are headed for a biden versus clinton presidential primary in 2016 and make others. but it looks like joe biden and hillary are going to be in there. i don't know that i can bear to think about 2016. but anything is possible is what i would say at this point. here is the thing about joe biden, he has street credit. think about when he went to the naacp. he felt he was natural and he had credibility with the audience. he was able to talk about the things that mattered to the audience. that is part of what he has brought to the white house. he was also a part of the foreign policy team. maybe it will be hillary clin
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> good to see you. >> also making news, new details about the secret service scandal. remember this one involving prostitutes in cart jena? it was two drug enforcement agents that procured a prostitute for a secret service agent days before president obama's visit to colombia. they also found the agents try to detroy incriminating evidence. the case has been turned over to the dea. >>> james holmes is expected to face arraignment today but his lawyers are asking for a delay. a judge decided yesterday that holmes can be tried on all 166 criminal counts against him. holmes attorney say it is not ready to enter a plea. >>> russia says the agreement that allows americans to adopt russian children will stay in effect until 2014. president vad mir putin signed a bill banning the adoptions. it was supposed to take effect this year. yesterday the kremlin said no more adoptions will be allowed but adoptions already cleared before the ban can go through. >>> the first official portrait of kate dutchess of cambridge was revealed. the portrait was painted by paul elmsly. >>> in the past hour, the government announced it is ordering a thorough reveal of the dream liner 787. >> we're considered about the safety of this aircraft. but we're concerned about the
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
with the new 2011 plane. >>> president obama nominating jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. the president said it almost didn't happen when he saw what would be the new signature on the dollar of the wallet. i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to de face our currency. >> if that silly loopy signature looks familiar it looks like the top of a hostess cupcake. too bad you can't still buy them. >> curbing gun violence. >> their talks had more to do with attacking the amendment than the violence. we have more on this. hi there, peter. >> hi heather. the national rifle association was not happy after the meeting with the gun task force yesterday. the statement made it clear they do not intend to take the task force's recommendations laying douvenlt here it is. we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment while claiming no policy's proposals would be prejudic
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am PST
carry the joint news reference by president obama and hamid karzai live for you at the white house. you see them getting set up there. it's been a busy morning for the afghan president. he's met with reporters and leon pa nett panetta. our coverage continues right after this. >>> we have sacrificed together, that has created a bond that will not be broken in the future. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'
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